We live in an age of electronic interconnectivity, with co-workers across the hall and across the ocean, and managing meetings can be a challenge across multiple time zones and cultures. This makes documenting your projects more important than ever. In Technical Documentation and Process, Jerry Whitaker and Bob Mancini provide the background and structure to help you document your projects more effectively.
With more than 60 years of combined experience in successfully documenting complex engineering projects, the authors guide you in developing appropriate process and documentation tools that address the particular needs of your organization.
Throughout, the authors offer practical guidelines, suggestions, and lessons that can be applied across a wide variety of project types and organizational structures. Comprehensive yet to the point, this book helps you define the process, document the plan, and manage your projects more confidently.
"This is a great resource for those starting projects to ensure the details are supported and complete. The insights and direction found in this resource provide time and labor-saving counsel that are well worth consideration and application."
—Dr. Rick Bee, Biola University, La Mirada, California, USA
Plan for Success
Elements of Process
Putting It All Together
Developing a Style Guide
General Structure of Documents
Document Creation and Editing
It’s All about Leadership
Phases of a Typical System Design Project
The Process View of Production
Disaster Planning and Recovery
Standards and Reference Data
Principal Standards Organizations